Midlands & East

Since 1994 we have awarded nearly £1.7bn to nearly 13,000 projects in Midlands & East.
Young people at Routes 2 Roots project
Young people at Routes 2 Roots project

The Midlands & East of England is steeped in rich heritage. The region is home to vibrant cities and cultural hubs, picturesque countryside and iconic waterways. Its varied history ranges from the birthplace of William Shakespeare to the industrial Black Country.

Get inspired: see below for some of the organisations and communities we have funded.

Contact us with your ideas or find out more about getting funding for your project

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Coronavirus (COVID-19)

We are fully operational and open for business, but we are conducting much of our day-to-day business remotely. 

This means we are unable to access our post. In the interim, please send any items via email to your contact or via email: MidlandsandEast@heritagefund.org.uk.

Find out more about how we're working through the coronavirus (COVID-19) crisis.

East Midlands

Email: MidlandsandEast@heritagefund.org.uk
Telephone: 0115 8576763 (Monday to Friday, 9am–5pm)
First Floor, Granby House, 44 Friar Lane, Nottingham, NG1 6DQ

East of England

Email: MidlandsandEast@heritagefund.org.uk
Telephone: 01223 645 938 (Monday to Friday, 9am–5pm)
Nine Hills Road, Cambridge, CB2 1GE

West Midlands

Email: MidlandsandEast@heritagefund.org.uk
Telephone: 0121 393 4734 (Monday to Friday, 9am–5pm)
Grosvenor House, 14 Bennetts Hill, Birmingham, B2 5RS

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Upcoming events

Our funding workshops and advice sessions are a great opportunity to find out about our funding, get tips on how to make a good application, and network with other organisations from your area. See our upcoming events below.

One-to-one funding advice sessions for Walsall

Our National Lottery Grants for Heritage programme is open, and we are looking for applications from Walsall, one of our Areas of Focus. Walsall has received less funding from us in the past, so we are providing extra support to help groups from the area apply for grants. 

Book onto one of our free advice sessions if you would like to discuss your heritage project ideas and/or ask any questions. The advice sessions are online informal one-to-one chats with members of our Engagement Team. They can last up to 50 minutes and are available throughout the day.

You can book now via email: 

Tuesday 7 December 2021

Tuesday 11 January 2022

Tuesday 1 February 2022

Tuesday 1 March 2022

One Walsall Themed Forum: Heritage

Join us at this friendly heritage forum by One Walsall to find out about heritage activities across the area. Alongside several other organisations, we’ll be giving presentations to outline what we fund. We’ll also be happy to answer questions and discuss ideas.

Book your place at One Walsall’s free Zoom event on 30 November 10:00am – 12:00noon.

One Walsall Community Networking Marketplace

Meet a variety of organisations and funders from the community and voluntary sector at One Walsall’s Community Network Marketplace. Members of our team will provide information about what we fund and answer any queries you might have about applying.

Book to attend this free, in-person event at Walsall’s Beechdale Lifelong Learning Centre on 1 December.

Walsall Cultural Education Partnership (CEP) Tea Party

The Walsall CEP Tea Party is designed for teachers and other professionals who work with children and young people. There will be opportunities to speak with a range of organisations and practitioners working in areas such as heritage, art and digital. Staff on our stall will be offering helpful guidance regarding what we fund, how to apply, and any questions or heritage project ideas you might have.

Book to attend this free, in-person event at The New Art Gallery in Walsall on 2 December.